Posts Tagged: furnishing

Altec Lansing Speakers Review/Giveaway
Altec Lansing Speakers Review/Giveaway

Altec Lansing Speakers Review/Giveaway

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The Giveaway is closed. The winners will be announced on Monday. Often, we’re asked what kind of “stuff” we’d recommend for apartments.  Kitchen Stuff. Living Room Stuff. Bedroom and Bathroom and beyond.  So, while there are certain items I know well and can heartily recommend (hello, husband pillow!), I thought it might be nice for us to…
Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds
Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds

Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Elyse is an NYU student who just recently managed to free herself from the college dormitory system. Free Craigslist: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Free Furniture Once I signed my lease, I revelled in the idea of finally having my very own space to live in, free of…
10 more things you’ll NEED for your first apartment
10 more things you’ll NEED for your first apartment

10 more things you’ll NEED for your first apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When outfitting your first abode, you can leave the bean bag at home – but remember to bring along/buy these important items. This bit of extra planning will make your life wayyy easier later on as there are a few scrapes everyone finds themselves in. Actually, on second thought, keep the bean bag – too…
Add These to Your Apartment Hunting CheckList
Add These to Your Apartment Hunting CheckList

Add These to Your Apartment Hunting CheckList

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’ve gone over the basic apartment hunting checklist, but there are a few extra, potential issues that you may want to consider. 1) Neighborhood Noise is New Yuck City. This one is a wee bit tricky in that sense of it’s hard to tell when you’ll end up with an upstairs neighbor who likes to…
Furnishing your new apartment is easy as pie…maybe less tasty though.
Furnishing your new apartment is easy as pie…maybe less tasty though.

Furnishing your new apartment is easy as pie…maybe less tasty though.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After deciding where you want to live, the next step in your exciting new apartment adventure is deciding how you’ll be furnishing your grand villa. Or, you know, somewhat smaller abode. I remember signing the lease to my first apartment, buying myself a congratulatory milkshake, and then walking further down the street to a local…
Apartment Magic: Turn Your 1BR into 2BR
Apartment Magic: Turn Your 1BR into 2BR

Apartment Magic: Turn Your 1BR into 2BR

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Apartment magic? Yes. Really! I know many friends who found great one-bedroom spaces but needed it built for two to pay rent. Depending on how handy you are, you can build it yourself. Or, you can call for help! Only in New York would you find this as the first text on a company’s website:…
Furnishing La Casa on a Budget
Furnishing La Casa on a Budget

Furnishing La Casa on a Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re moving to your new place from your parents’ place, moving on up from the college dorm, or are ‘just’ moving cities, the more planning you do in terms of furnishing your place, the better. Plus, even a little bit planning will save you money you’ll need to get settled in your place. I’ve…
Spring Dumpster Diving for Free Furniture!
Spring Dumpster Diving for Free Furniture!

Spring Dumpster Diving for Free Furniture!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Dumpster Diving It’s a pretty great term, right? It sounds almost exotic—maybe even hipster cool these days. I mean, Mary-Kate Olsen’s even made running around like a Hobo look hot. Hear me out though — I’m not recommending that you jump headfirst into your smelly neighborhood garbage can, but welcome to the Christmas of moving…
My ten steps to green your apartment
My ten steps to green your apartment

My ten steps to green your apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
10. Set up a recycling area. This can be as simple as a grocery sack next to the trash bin. Seriously. It’s not that complicated. 9. Install compact fluorescent light bulbs. It will save you money in the long run – always a good thing. 8. Live close to work so that you can walk,…
Decorating and furnishing when you and your roommate have different styles
Decorating and furnishing when you and your roommate have different styles

Decorating and furnishing when you and your roommate have different styles

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you love sleek, modern design and your roommate adores the lacy, floral, Victorian look. Now what? If you don’t talk about your conflict before you furnish your apartment, you’ll end up with a goofy hodgepodge look that you’ll both hate. There are two basic solutions to a design conflict like this. One, you could…